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Jimmy McMillan

James "Jimmy" McMillan III (born December 1, 1946) is an American political activist, perennial candidate, and Vietnam War veteran, as well as a former postal worker and private investigator from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based political party. McMillan has run for office at least six times since 1993, including in the 2010 New York gubernatorial election on the "Rent Is 2 Damn High" line. He declared on December 23, 2010, that he would run in the 2012 U.S. presidential election as a Republican. McMillan's first run for political office came in 1993, when he ran for Mayor of New York on the Rent Is Too Damn High ticket. In the course of that campaign, McMillan was at one point tied to a tree and doused with gasoline; he would later climb the Brooklyn Bridge and refuse to come down from it unless television stations broadcast his message. He was ultimately disqualified from the ballot for coming 300 petition signatures short of the 7,500 needed to qualify for the general election ballot. McMillan next ran for governor of New York in 1994 by traveling from his home in Brooklyn through upstate New York to Buffalo

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'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Jimmy McMillan -- Facing Eviction

'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy
Facing Eviction

Jimmy McMillan -- the infamous founder of the "Rent Is Too Damn High" party -- could soon lose his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment ... this according to a NYC judge.It's all over a dispute… READ MORE >

Jimmy McMillan: This Commercial Is Too Damn Funny

Jimmy McMillan: This Commercial Is Too Damn Funny

Political candidates don't normally become Internet spokespeople in the middle of a campaign, but nothing about Jimmy McMillan is normal.McMillan -- an actual candidate for governor in the state… READ MORE >

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Karate Master Runs for Gov: 'Rent Is Too Damn High!'

Karate Master Runs for Gov: 'Rent Is Too Damn High!'

Sporting the most awesome facial hair ever worn by a gubernatorial candidate ... karate master/Vietnam veteran Jimmy McMillan stole the show at the NY debates last night with one simple… READ MORE >

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